Reasons Why We Love Zoë Kravitz, Willow Smith and Adwoa Aboah
Usually, celebrities become famous for their talent, how they look both on and off the screen, and everything they post on social media. However, for the latest contingent of young females, being successful and praised by their fans is hardly an accomplishment.
This group ladies is openly vocal about their beliefs and isn't hesitant to use their celebrity power to shine a light on sensitive topics and serve as advocates for the political and social causes they believe in.
While there are countless of these exemplary young starlets today, there are three of them that stand out to us. Why? because they haven't been afraid to show their vulnerabilities and they are setting a precedent for young women around the world.
Unless you've been living under a rock, we practically don't need to tell you who they are, as their names and (gorgeous faces) have been everywhere in the past few years. In any case, here’s why we think these ladies are so amazing:
Zoë Kravitz, just so courageous yet adorable
Zoë grew up in the glare of the public eye thanks to the fame and extraordinary beauty of her parents, musician Lenny Kravitz and The Cosby Show star Lisa Bonet.
Sure it's easy to think celebrity offspring have it easy from the get-go, but it's not necessarily that simple. While being born with connections doesn't hurt, Kravitz, now 31, has been working hard on the sidelines of the action for a while and has managed to shine by her own merit.
In addition to leading her music band Lolawolf, she had been playing supporting roles in films like Mad Max and X-Men: First Class, the Divergent series and several indie movies before landing huge breakout roles last year.
She's quite a busy bee these days. She recently wrapped up the HBO hit series Big Little Lies; she stars and produces Hulu's upcoming series High Fidelity, and will be playing Catwoman opposite Rob Pattinson in the next Batman film, set to be released next year.
But she doesn't brag about her success. In fact, everyone who meets her says she's friendly, sensitive and humble. She's so adorable, that she even admitted on the Ellen show last january that she suffers from stage fright, citing a performance she did with her dad last August at the Radio City Music Hall in NY.
But one of her most heartfelt revelations was in an interview earlier this year for Elle magazine. In it she confessed that she became bulimic during her teenage years. "I was a chunky, perfectly normal-looking 15-year-old, but I had this remarkably beautiful skinny mother and a father who was dating a supermodel, and I felt short and ungainly."
With a lot of courage and learning how to love herself she overcame her struggles, and is now an example for other young women.
Willow Smith, the young talented fierce lady
As it happens with Kravitz, Willow was always going to be known around the world due to her famous parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. And while it's true youngsters like her don't choose their celeb status, Smith is undoubtedly responsible for exploiting all her inherited talent and going the extra mile to set a positive example for others.
At the age of 7 Smith made her acting debut in I Am Legend, alongside her dad, and later appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl with Abigail Breslin. But she was not content with just acting and ventured into music too, releasing her first hit single "Whip My Hair at only 10 years old.
Since then, she continued to pursue her acting and musical career, but she's also worked hard to overcome her personal struggles. Willow has opened up about the pressures of growing up in the limelight and admitted that her she went through a period of cutting herself to deal with the emotional pain.
In 2017 she said to People that "People feel like they have some sort of entitlement to know what's going on." She added it was "absolutely, excruciatingly terrible — and the only way to get over it, is to go into it."
But she has since learned to overcome those issues and focus on using her fame for good. "I know a lot of girls that look like me feel that they're not beautiful and feel like they don't have a place in the media or a place in the world," she said to the Telegraph. She believes that if girls change their perception, they will begin to "see things differently."
Adwoa Aboah, the voice of today
As the daughter of Camilla Lowther, a former model and founder of Camilla Lowther Management (a world-famous talent agency), it wasn't difficult to imagine that Adwoa Aboah was destined to be in front of the camera.
The British beauty began modelling at age 16 but got her big break when Tim Walker photographed her for the cover of the December issue of Italian Vogue in 2015. Since then, her career skyrocketed, and she quickly assembled a list of accomplishments that include campaigns for Chanel, Burberry, Revlon, the cover of British Vogue, to name a few.
But beyond redefining beauty standards, what has made Aboah a true star, has been her courage to speak out about her battles with drug addiction and depression. "I was completely consumed by fear," she said to Time magazine, adding that she didn't know how to talk about her feelings at the time.
Addressing these common issues among females is what motivated to create the Gurls Talk project, a platform for young women to safely discuss subjects like self-acceptance, body image and mental health.
Adboa believes that "small things" like not feeling attractive at school, for example, need to be as important as the 'big things' because that's the beginning of what unleashes more severe problems later on.
Regarding her Ghanian descent, she's also said that she believed the fashion industry "had no room" for girls like her. "I put so many limitations on myself," she said. "Now I set absolutely no boundaries."
Back to the beginning, it’s safe to say these ladies are changing our world today.
We can totally relate to their souls and we thought you would too.
Let’s honor and thank once again Zoë, Willow and Adwoa for doing their part and making the future brighter.